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AidData has employed MBDC methods to collect some preliminary data for development finance activities funded by Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.57 These pilot exercises have yielded promising results. However, refining these methods to ensure that they are broadly

applicable to non-DAC suppliers of development finance will require more time and careful attention to detail and nuance. While AidData researchers created a methodology designed to track aid from multiple donors, our application to the case of China caused us to create particular categories in the official and unofficial sectors that reflected Chinese aid practices.

When AidData applies this method to other non-traditional donors, we are likely to discover additional nuances and variation in flows that are not captured by the method presented here. We expect to adapt the method as we learn more about variation in donor practices.

57 See details on these initiatives on AidData’s blog, The First Tranche, available at

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